Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Skunk Butt

Wally found a large hole on our property with a big mound of dirt next to it. He didn't want to put the camera there because he assumed it was just a ground squirrel home. So what? I love all of the critters so I insisted he put the camera out by the hole. Turns out it's the home of a skunk. She's adorable....isn't she? Just not the end of the skunk you want pointing towards you. I hope she sticks around. I love going out at dusk during the summer looking for skunks roaming around and hunting for bugs. They're so much fun to watch. Many years ago Wally and I were on a hike and along came a momma skunk with a bunch of little babies lined up behind her. We stopped dead in our tracks and they just walked on by, a foot or two away from our feet. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen.


  1. Awww, I like skunks too! We had a mama and four babies following closely walk by our back door without regard to us so nearby. They are pretty fearless for good reason. I enjoyed having a spotted skunk for a pet growing up( his scent glands were removed as a baby) he was very much like a kitten, loving and lively.

  2. You're so lucky to have had one as a pet! I keep telling my black kitty that I'm going to paint a white stripe down his back and get a nice bushy weave in his tail. LOL!


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